Hilary Hahn plays Korngold’s “Violin Concerto”on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

August 18, 2016

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”.  Hilary Hahn is the soloist in Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Violin Concerto”. Jaap van Zweden guest conducts the Philharmonic. Also on the program Beethoven’s “7th Symphony” and the Overture to Cyrano de Bergerac by Wagenaar.

Thursday August 18: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-47)

Van Zweden and Hahn perforn Wagenaar, Korngold, and Beethoven

CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden; *SOLOIST: Hilary Hahn, violin

WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture

*KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto;        

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

"In spite of the demand for virtuosity in the finale, the work with its many melodic and lyric episodes was contemplated for a Caruso than for a Paganini. It is needless to say how delighted I am to have my concerto performed by Caruso and Paganini in one person: Jascha Heifetz." (Michael Steinberg, [book] The Concerto: A Listener's Guide {OUP, 1998})

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